Job Listings

Director of Interdisciplinary Leadership Program (Assistant/Associate Professor)

Texas Lutheran University
Job Location:
Seguin, Texas
Other Education Faculty

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position for the Director of Interdisciplinary Leadership doctoral program (EdD) starting Fall 2022.

We seek candidates who meet the following requirements:

  • Doctorate degree. Preference for degree in Leadership. Candidates with significant leadership coursework and/or scholarship and a doctorate in Business, Communication, Education, or Organizational leadership are encouraged to apply.
  • Competency and interest in teaching a variety of doctoral leadership courses
  • Leadership experience in higher education (department chair, program director, dean)
  • Experience teaching research courses (graduate level, preferred)
  • Expertise in online, asynchronous teaching (using Brightspace is a plus)
  • Commitment to excellence in the teaching and advisement of graduate students
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Ability to work collegially with other faculty members in the department and across campus
  • Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University
  • Evidence of and commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration in developing curriculum and scholarship

In addition to the above requirements, preference will be given to candidates offering the following specific skills:

  • Experience chairing or leading students through the dissertation process
  • Development and implementation of an interdisciplinary program
  • Experience teaching graduate courses in leadership or management (doctoral level a plus)
  • Leading/directing a doctoral level program
  • Organizing and managing face-to-face doctoral residencies

The Interdisciplinary Leadership Program Director’s responsibilities include:

  • leading the EdD program in Interdisciplinary Leadership
  • teaching a two-two-three load (fall, spring, summer)
  • designing and leading on-campus residencies
  • coordination of dissertations (proposals and defenses)
  • assisting the department chair in hiring and mentoring adjunct faculty and course staffing
  • providing direct contact to newly admitted students
  • advising students
  • other duties as needed

This is a 12-month, tenure-track, on-campus director position in Seguin, Texas which requires leading the EdD program, teaching short-term face-to-face residencies, and asynchronous courses through the college approved LMS.

Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning. Our student body, reflective of the diversity of the State of Texas, is well over 40% Hispanic, with a strong African-American presence as well. Candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. For more information, consult our web site at

To be fully considered for this position, each candidate should submit the following materials as a single electronic file (pdf preferred):

  • Letter of application addressing the above criteria
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of research interests
  • Leadership statement and experience
  • Statement that addresses your past or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, research, or service and/or your experience working with underrepresented student populations.
  • Contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers).

Please send your submissions electronically to 

Materials should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jeannette Jones, professor and chair, Department of Education.

Review of applications will begin July 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

Texas Lutheran University has been consistently recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and has been featured in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” selection among regional colleges in the West, ranking first on the list for “Best Value,” and fifth overall. This is the seventh consecutive year TLU has been featured on the “Best Value” rankings, once again returning to the No. 1 spot. Other notable recognitions include TLU’s acknowledgment as a top 20 regional college for Social Mobility — the third year

the university has appeared in this category. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

This website is part of the HigherEdJobs network.